Whitko, Marion split baseball opener
Whitkoâ€™s Alex Stoddard (left) gets a pat on the helmet from teammate Wyatt Wolf during the second game against Marion Saturday. Post & Mail photo / Nicole Ott
SOUTH WHITLEY â€” Whitkoâ€™s baseball team finally opened its season, after difficult weather conditions, Saturday and split a doubleheader with Marion.
The Wildcats dropped game one by a margin of 9-5, but came back to capture game two by a 10-9 score.
A home run proved to be the winning blast in game two. Tanner Gaff hit a solo shot to break a 9-9 tie and give the Wildcats the eventual win.
â€śTanner Gaff made a great hitting adjustment on his solo home run in the bottom of the sixth inning that proved to be the game winner,â€ť Whitko Head Coach Erik Hisner said.
A big fifth inning was the key to victory for the Wildcats in game two. Whitko scored seven runs in the fifth to take a 9-6 lead.
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